Category: REMASTER ROCK CANDY

HEAVEN – Where Angels Fear To Tread {Rock Candy Remastered} (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Rock Candy has just ‘remastered & reloaded‘ the cult classic HEAVEN album “Where Angels Fear To Tread“, for years very hard to find and now finally available with a great sound quality.
After their debut LP ‘Bent’ (titled Twilight Of Mischief in Australia), Heaven partially established in America, and returned in 1983 with “Where Angels Fear To Tread” a catchy n’ rocking LP.
Like Canada, Australia produced a number of superlative rock bands during the Seventies and Eighties many of which managed to exert their influence on a number of continents, particularly North America and Europe, that favored their direct approach to music.
Recorded in Los Angeles the LP boasts a number of standout tracks and features backing vocals from the likes of Glen Hughes, Lita Ford, and Ronnie James Dio (under the pseudonym of Evil Eyes). Driven by the frantic pace of the title track, the album…
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MOLLY HATCHET – Beatin’ The Odds +4 [Rock Candy Remastered] *EXCLUSIVE*

With the new remaster of MOLLY HATCHET‘s self-titled album, let’s give a listen to this Rock Candy remaster of the band’s third album “Beatin’ The Odds“, including 4 bonus tracks. This disc has become pretty hard to find, even it isn’t featured at Rock Candy’s website anymore.
Originally released in 1980, ”Beatin’ The Odds” was MOLLY HATCHET’s first album with new vocalist Jimmy Farrar (original vocalist Danny Joe Brown would be back within a year). Again produced by magician Tom Werman, ”Beatin’ The Odds” is one of the best MOLLY HATCHET albums: rockin’, kickin’ n’ hot.
As usual, the sound quality is excellent sound-shaped from 24-bit digital technology by Jon Astley, including 16 page full colour booklet featuring original and enhanced artwork.
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MOLLY HATCHET – Molly Hatchet +5 [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

By the mid-1970s, the southern rock sound had been well and truly established by the likes of the Allman Brothers Band, the Outlaws and, most prominently, Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was a style that seemed resistant to change but with the release of MOLLY HATCHET‘s debut album in 1978, that tradition was challenged by a bigger, louder and harder sound that introduced elements of contemporary hard rock into the mix. Now Rock Candy is bringing a fresh remastered version of this classic, plus the rare, promo only LP ‘Molly Hatchet Live’ as bonus tracks.
Indeed, Hatchet’s debut album signaled a new, supercharged, approach to old school…

SCANDAL featuring Patty Smyth – Warrior [Rock Candy remastered +5]

Patty Smyth is one of the finest AOR female singers emerged during the ’80s, and his vehicle to stardom was the band SCANDAL. Rock Candy Records reissued their album “Warrior” from 1984 including as bonus tracks the very hard to find 5-track EP debut from the band appeared in 1982, all digitally remastered with a fantastic sound quality.
This is the story of a very successful chart storming band, but it’s also the tale of a band…

MICHAEL BOLTON – Everybody’s Crazy [Rock Candy Remastered]

While Michael Bolotin (his given name) mostly known as MICHAEL BOLTON developed a successful career as Adult Contemporary Pop artist, in his beginnings he was a rocker. Of his four Eighties records, undoubtedly “Everybody’s Crazy” is the best of all, and this Rock Candy remastered treatment takes out the best of it: pulsating bass and keyboard lines, rocking guitars and catchy choruses wrapped around Bolton’s powerful, emotional lead vocals.
The drums on this album are bombastic – just the way I like – performed by ex- Rainbow (uncredited on the original release, but listed on the reissue), all perfectly recorded by genius producer Neil Kernon.
One of the best mid-80s AOR albums without a doubt, the recording includes the likes of Bruce Kulick (KISS) on guitars, keyboardist / co-writer Mark Mangold (TOUCH, DRIVE SHE SAID) and various members of KANSAS, FOREIGNER and BALANCE…

GIANT – Last Of The Runaways [Rock Candy Remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Many may argue GIANT’s first album “Last Of The Runaways” already sounded good in its original release: indeed, it was marvelously produced and the original CD sounds good. Also the Bad Reputation remaster is very good.
However this fresh Rock Candy Records remaster has something special, the whole record feels ‘airy’, like a pristine quality vinyl LP brand new.
It was 1989, it was the golden year for Melodic Hard Rock / AOR polished productions, it has some of the best musicians from the genre ever… do you need more reasons?
Giant’s “Last Of The Runaways” is a MANDATORY piece in your collection.
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HUGHES / THRALL – Hughes / Thrall +2 [Rock Candy remastered]

As requested by many, here’s without a doubt one the finest works from Glenn Hughes’ fructiferous career: HUGHES / THRALL self-titled album from 1982. Including two previously unreleased bonus tracks and remastered from the master tapes by Rock Candy Records, the album sounds better than never.
Teaming up with highly respected guitar maestro Pat Thrall (Automatic Man, Pat Travers Band, Asia) the duo formed HUGHES / THRALL, a collaboration that not only promised much on paper but would eventually deliver one of, if not the best, post Deep Purple records in that particular cannon of excellence.
Meticulously produced by seasoned studio guru Andy Johns (Free, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen) the record received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic…

PHANTOM, ROCKER & SLICK – ST [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

The debut album by combo PHANTOM, ROCKER & SLICK was requested many times on this blog. It’s one not so easy to find, but now we bring it in all its glory with a clean, pristine sound fully remastered for the first time by Rock Candy Records specialists.
Very few rock bands in the ’80s attempted to think, or indeed play, outside the box. Most kept to well-worn paths, be it glam rock, heavy metal, punk rock or even pop rock but for Phantom, Rocker & Slick the musical trajectory was new and imaginative; an exciting step in a totally unique direction, combining primal rock ‘n roll with the cut and thrust of Eighties glam / hard rock.
It was a sound that made…

JOHN NORUM – Total Control +6 [Rock Candy Remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Guitarist JOHN NORUM left Europe in 1986 at the very height of their popularity, and soon after released his first solo album, “Total Control“, now wonderfully remastered by Rock Candy Records with the addition of 6 bonus tracks.
Recruiting a new backing band of long-time musical friends (including Marcel Jacob, a former Europe member on bass) and Göran Edman for lead vocals, “Total Control” mix Europe’s melodic side with an edgy, guitar driven hard rock sound.
This remaster is terrific, and the bonus track real pearls; the live version of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Bad Reputation’ worth this CD alone.
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STEVE WALSH – Schemer Dreamer [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

“Schemer Dreamer” is the first solo album by STEVE WALSH, the original keyboardist / vocalist of progressive rock band Kansas, ‘Remastered & Reloaded’ by Rock Candy Records. This version was requested by a reader and really worth to check because not only it’s a good record, but one that indeed needed a proper remastering. Kansas were one of the most...

TRAPEZE – Trapeze ’75 [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

Rock Candy Records has remastered two underrated albums by British cult rockers TRAPEZE that well worth to revisit. This is the self-titled “Trapeze” from 1975, not to be confused with the debut of the band with different line-up.
The British Midlands produced an extraordinary amount of heavy rock bands during the late 60s and early 70s. Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin spring immediately to mind, but of serious note are Trapeze, the group that first introduced us to the extraordinary talent of vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes.
Developing a fervent

TRAPEZE – Hot Wire [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

Rock Candy Records has remastered two underrated albums by TRAPEZE that well worth to revisit, now with a pristine sound & punch. This is “Hot Wire“.
Trapeze were initially one of the most promising and, later on, revered bands to have emerged from the UK during the Seventies. They blasted their way from obscurity to international acclaim, then, just as stardom beckoned, the carpet was pulled from under their feet when vocalist and frontman Glenn Hughes opted to leave the band, hitching his wagon to hard rock grandees Deep Purple.
The general consensus was that Trapeze…

Paul SABU – Heartbreak +9 [Rock Candy remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Paul SABU is some kind of Melodic Hard Rock / AOR legend. Just in case you have forgotten; Sabu has produced, mixed, written songs and performed with such artists as Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Little Caesar, Lee Aaron, Shania Twain, John Waite, WASP, Nelson and even Madonna.
Perhaps his most celebrated album, “Heartbreak“, has just been ‘remastered & reloaded‘ by Rock Candy Records. And ‘reloaded’ indeed… this reissue includes no less than 9 bonus tracks.
A MUST HAVE
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ROMEO’S DAUGHTER – Romeo’s Daughter +3 [Rock Candy Remastered]

Easily among my favorite female-fronted Melodic Rock albums of all time, ROMEO’S DAUGHTER self-titled debut “Romeo’s Daughter” received a Rock Candy remastering treatment plus 3 bonus tracks. The sound quality on this remaster is simply awesome, no doubt one of the best done by this prestigious reissue label. Fronted with a marvelous sense of style by golden voiced Leigh Matty...

ROMEO’S DAUGHTER – Delectable +1 [Rock Candy Remastered]

As requested, here’s the long time out of print “Delectable“, ROMEO’S DAUGHTER second album fortunately remastered by Rock Candy with pristine quality including a bonus track. Romeo’s Daughter were UK’s answer to the popular American Melodic Rock bands such as Heart, Journey and Foreigner, with a slick sound designed by the incredible studio wizard John ‘Mutt’ Lange. ‘Mutt’ Lange handled...